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cor•bel



Pronunciation: (kôr'bul), [key]
n., v., -beled, -bel•ing or (esp. Brit.) -belled, -bel•ling.
Archit.

n.
1. any bracket, esp. one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent.
2. a short horizontal timber supporting a girder.

v.t.
1. to set (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to form a corbel or corbels (usually fol. by out).
2. to support by means of a corbel or corbels.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

corbeillecorbel arch
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